Sergio Garcia said ‘sorry’ 11 times and used the word ‘apology’ on five occasions as he spoke of his regret at causing a furore by making a ‘fried chicken’ jibe at world No 1 Tiger Woods.
Garcia has had a long-running feud with Woods and it exploded on Tuesday. But he told reporters that his comment, made at the European Tour Player of the Year awards was ‘stupid and out of place’ and said he regretted it the moment he made it.
Fourteen-time Major winner Tiger Woods, whose relationship with the Spaniard is frosty at best, was in unforgiving mood
earlier in the day. “The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate,” the American said on his Twitter account.